Bryson Estes is a 6’3 285 pound center from McDonough, GA.
The Class of 2021 prospect attends Eagles Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) and has an 87 rating (high 3*) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The sites consider him the 497th best player in America (7th best center and 39th best player in Georgia).
Estes has offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Nebraska, Penn State, Syracuse, UCF, and West Virginia, among others.
Thursday night, he was offered by Florida State:
Excited to receive an offer from the Florida State University #GoNoles @CoachAAtkins @Coach_Norvell @ELCAFootball @FSUFootball @247Sports @ChadSimmons_ @RecruitGeorgia @Mansell247 @ACCFootball pic.twitter.com/QhsGqlZqYv— Bryson Estes (@Brysonestes77) May 8, 2020
Estes visited Florida State in March after which he told TN he was very interested in the Seminoles:
Do you feel you have that opportunity for early playing time at FSU?
“I think if given the opportunity and putting the work in I would have an opportunity for PT.”
Did FSU feel like home?
“Yes it definitely did. I have family in south Georgia that is close to Tally.”
So...obviously COVID-19 has thrown everything out of whack, but do you have a return visit scheduled?
“No sir. No return visits anywhere planned right now. Gotta see how all this craziness plays out. Ideally would like to bring my whole family back to FSU in May or June.”
Do you have a target date for your final decision?
“I’d like to commit before my senior season starts around August 1. We’ll see how this virus stuff [plays out]. That may change everything.”
As always, make sure to get more info by checking out Tomahawk Nation’s recruiting thread.
5/8 UPDATE 3:30 PM
We spoke with Estes after the offer, and he said he didn’t necessarily know the offer was coming this soon, but he felt it would eventually come.
He’s been in contact with Alex Atkins over the past month, and it was the offensive line coach who extended the offer.
Estes said they’ve been going through his film together, and they’ve developed a nice friendship. He went on to say that Atkins and Norvell are “very cool guys.”
His original timeline included a final decision before August, and he said that might still be the case, although he’d like to take his official visits.